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Bidding Information
Lot #    19308
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:31:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kedushat Levi
Title (Hebrew)    קדושת לוי
Author    [Hasidim] R. Levi Isaac b. Meir of Berdichev
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Goldman
Publication Date    1875
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   222; 65 pp., quarto, 227:135 mm., wide margins, age staining, some chipping, bound in later cloth boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Contains the teachings of R. Levi Isaac - herein he stressed the element of joy in Hasidism, the principle of devekut ("adhesion") to G-d, and the necessity for fervent prayer to the point of hitpashetut ha-gashmiyyut ("abstraction from corporeality"). When a man prays fervently "with all his heart and his soul then his spirit delights because it is elevated from the material world and only the spirit remains" (Kedushat Levi, Va-Yeze). It is necessary that "every Jew should worship the Creator with devotion and fervor" (Kedushat Levi, Va-Yera).

R. Levi Isaac b. Meir of Berdichev (c. 1740–1810), hasidic zaddik and rabbi; one of the most famous personalities in the third generation of the hasidic movement.

          
Paragraph 2    על התורה ([ו] על ענין חנוכה ופורים)... חלק [א]-ב.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0174713; I. Halpern, in: Tarbiz, 28 (1959), 90–98 (Yehudim ve-Yahadut be-Mizrah Eiropah (1969), 340–7); J. Twersky, Hayyei R. Levi Yizhak mi-Berdichev (1960)
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica